Meet Kathy Miller
On the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, Kathy Miller stands out as an effective leader who fights to create economic opportunity, improve educational outcomes for our children, protect our water supplies and ensure safe neighborhoods. As chair of the Board of Supervisors, Kathy has led the county’s public health response during the pandemic, ensuring people are connected to basic healthcare services; addressing food insecurity, and supporting our struggling small businesses.
Kathy Is Experienced
Kathy currently serves as chair of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy, represented Stockton on the Delta Protection Commission for 2 years and led the San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency for 8 years. Kathy has fought to safeguard the Delta and ensure clean, reliable water supplies for our homes, businesses and farms.
On the Board of Supervisors, Kathy heads the Children and Youth Task Force. She has worked to increase school readiness, expand after-school programs and improve collaboration between local and state agencies to help children succeed and protect them from homelessness, poverty and crime.
Kathy also has taken the lead as head of the County’s Homelessness Task Force. Under Kathy’s leadership, the County has worked to improve access to a wide variety of services, partnering with local governments, non-profit agencies, and the law and justice community, to get people into permanent supportive housing and off the streets for good.
Kathy Is A Fiscal Leader
During the Great Recession, the County General Hospital experienced annual deficits, up to $36 million. Kathy understood that local residents who rely on the County hospital for health care would have nowhere else to turn if the hospital was closed. She provided steady oversight of hospital operations and today, the hospital operates with annual surpluses, as large as $35 million, which are being reinvested in new technologies, increased staffing and expanded hospital facilities.
Before her election as Supervisor, Kathy served on the Stockton City Council where she worked to turn the city around from bankruptcy to one of the most fiscally healthy cities in the nation.
Kathy is an expert on government finance and making every dollar count. She understands what it means to establish the right priorities so that government works for the people it serves.
Kathy Knows Real Work
For a decade, Kathy Miller owned and operated her own business, Bonniebrook Interiors, and was an active volunteer in her community. She then became the Executive Director of the Downtown Stockton Alliance, advocating for downtown revitalization, bringing resources to small businesses and creating partnerships to help stimulate the local economy.
Kathy Is A Mom
Kathy and her husband, Karl, have been married for 42 years. Together, they raised three children, all graduates of Lincoln High School and public universities. Today, Kathy and Karl are the proud grandparents of five grandchildren.